The Aerodyne Mamba is the most modern & advanced high performance 9 cell elliptical in the world today.
It is the combined result of 2 years of continued research, development and test jumping that, clearly reflects the tremendous R&D capabilities and technical expertise of Aerodyne’s resources.
With a planform factor of 22.1 and an aspect ratio of 2.7:1 the Mamba is one of the most elliptical wings on the market today. Despite it’s aggressive taper, the Mamba sports unparalleled openings and provides the jumper with a smooth controlled snivel & maximum forgiveness during inflation. It is extremely responsive to toggle input, bringing back some of the fun associated with highly elliptical canopies of the past and distinctly lacking on steeply trimmed modern ellipticals.
One of the most impressive features of the Aerodyne Mamba is the amazing glide ratio. Recent tests against other high performance canopies show that the Mamba has a definite advantage in this performance arena. With the Mamba you will increase your ability to get back from a long spots and have the absolute longest swoop landings you have ever experienced under a non cross braced wing.
The Mamba has light toggle and riser pressure, allowing you to explore all avenues of available control input and to maximize the performance of your wing. By utilizing the light front riser pressure to your advantage, you will soon learn that you can continue to increase both the speed with steep but controlled dives with this incredibly high performance wing. The flare on the Mamba is powerful and easy to read, leaving you with total control of pitch angle. From the moment you start your flare you will easily be able to gauge your distance and landing speed. Experienced canopy pilots will find that the Mamba is easy to land while maximizing their swoop distance and control.
Design Features:– Fully Elliptical planform – Provides phenomenal flight performance and landings.
– Pre shaped nose – Improved inflation and aerodynamics.
– Zero Porosity Fabric – Provides increased durability & longevity
– 700 lb HMA Line – Provides exacting tolerance on line trims.
– Aspect Ratio – 2.7:1
– Planform Factor – 22.1
The Aerodyne Mamba is the ultimate high performance 9 cell elliptical designed with the more experienced pilot in mind that isn’t looking for all the associated costs and pack volume issues associated with cross braced canopies. The flyer that always wants to get back from long spots and still get fantastic flight performance and landings.
When you are talking about 9 cell ultra high performance wings, you are talking about the Aerodyne Mamba.
Available sizes: 90, 96, 104, 111, 117, 124, 132, 140, and 150 sq ft.
- Planform factor:22.1
- Aspect Ratio: 2,7
- Number of cells: 9
- Fabric: ZP
- Suspension lines: 700 Lbs. HMA
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NS = Not Suggested …….. WL = Wing Loading
Note: The above numbers are recommendations based on the global use of similar canopies, and taking into consideration different training techniques, experiences and other varying conditions. Therefore the recommendation range may be varied based on individual and local training techniques, field elevations and prevailing atmospheric conditions.
This canopy selector program is designed as a non-exclusive guide to selecting a canopy. It is designed to be used to assist you in finding an appropriate model and size of Aerodyne canopy for your exit weight, experience level and expectations. Please remember that in no way can this selector replace professional expert advice that is based upon firsthand knowledge of your current experience, skill level and frame of reference.
Only training, experience, currency and a healthy body and mind can reduce (but will not eliminate) the risk to you of danger, serious bodily injury, or death. Regardless of your time in the sport, never hesitate to consult other more experienced or knowledgeable individuals. They are often happy to help you make appropriate decisions. At Aerodyne, we recommend that, for both your main and your reserve canopies, you choose a canopy suitable for your experience level, which you can land safely at your normal drop zone’s field elevation, in no wind, in hot summer conditions, utilizing a normal straight-in approach and progressive flare.
Please note that this selector is based upon exit weight and International Standard Atmosphere (ISA) conditions. Exit weight is body weight + equipment weight + clothing. ISA conditions are at Mean Sea Level (MSL) with a temperature of 15 degrees Celsius and 101,325 Pa (29.92″ Hg). Canopy wing performance degrades at higher altitudes and with higher temperatures.
Aerodyne has developed an objective method to determine the degree of ellipticity of a canopy’s planform. We have dubbed this value the “planform factor” (“PF”). A higher planform factor equates to a greater degree of ellipticity and will likely exhibit the associated characteristics. Typically an elliptical canopy is more equally pressurized for better flight performance and exhibits better flare capability. Similarly, the toggle pressure is usually lighter and the turn response is quicker. While these observations are not absolute, they are often typical of those exhibited by canopies with more